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Dennis E. Foster
Years Served: 1965-1967
It's nice to hear from old Shipmates once in awhile, I know sometimes it is hard to remember so long ago, but as I look through the list of names I recall quite a few. I was a BT3 in 1967 when I left the Putnam went to Illinois for a couple of months rejoined and went to San Diego. In 1970 I returned to Norfolk, Va on shore duty, then went to Philly for b-school, ended up on the Sylvania AFS 2 Left the Navy in 1973.
Years Served: 1969-1971
I arrived on the Putnam in Oct. 69 just before it went in to the yards in Baltimore. I was one of the original crew that went to New Orleans.
Years Served: 1952 - 1955
Years Served: 1972 to 1975
Hello everyone, I was on the USS Putnam from 1972 to the decommission then transferred to the USS William C. Lawe. I was an Engineman 3rd class, (A gang) so we were around most everyone on the ship. A gang kept you all happy and comfortable.
Years Served: Jan 1965 - Feb 1968
I hope you are well. I was an STG3 from 65 to 68 and was ship's librarian for a while. I am fat and happy living in NJ.
I hope to attend the reunion in norfolk nest Sept.
see you soon
Years Served: 1968-69
Was STG2 on board & made lots of lasting friends. Currently live in Virginia Beach, VA and will be at the reunion. My email address is email@example.com
Years Served: 1951
It was an experience
MILTON F. LEWIS
Years Served: 29-US NAVY
Sorry to inform you that on April 13, 2007, my father, Chief Petty Officer Milton Franklin Lewis passed away at his home from CHF & COPD.
He was on the Putnum and served in the US Navy for 29 years.
He will be greatly missed by us all!
Years Served: 1958 to 1961
Wishing all Putnam Shipmates the BEST of HEALTH
I wlii be at our 2009 Reunion in Norfolk , VA
SEE YOU THERE
THOMAS VESSELLS Jr
Years Served: 1963 - 1965
I came aboard after the ship got it's FRAM job at the New York ship yard.
Years Served: 1972 - 1975
:) Greetings former Putnam crew members. I came aboard Putnam in 1972 when she was in New Orleans and was on her when we decommissioned her. I was a Boiler Tech Fireman when I came on, then made BT3 the following year. I also was transferred to the William C. Lawe DD763 afterwards. I worked in the aft fireroom and let me tell you, I don't miss that heat anymore,ha. BT3 Bill Hansen
Years Served: 1961 to 1963
i joined the Putnam in 61 and left the next day on a med cruise it was a great experience i left while it was in the Brooklyn navy yard for duty in Newport RI aboard the USS the Sullivan's dd 535
Years Served: 1962-1965
I served 62-65 on Putnam. Joined Putnam while she was in Brooklyn Navy Yard for Fram II. Navy then was very rough and tumble, unlike today.The yard birds at Brooklyn were the beat people on earth.
Years Served: 1966-1969
Served on board as an FTGC--would be great to hear from any CPOs who served with me--also any FTs, GMs or SOs.
Years Served: 1965-1971
I made ET2 while on board. Was on Putnam '67-'68. Best memories are spending Christmas-New Year in Monte Carlo and meeting Princess Grace and her children; also the Shellback cruise to Rio in the summer of '68. Great Ship, great crew, awesome experiences. Am planning to be at reunion in Norfolk.
Years Served: 1946-1948
Went aboard in Dec 46, made 3rd class on Med cruise. Swapped with another RM3 from COMOPDEVFOR staff on USS ADIRONDACK in Feb 48 Would like to hear from him if he is still around.. Don't recall his name.... Retired in 69 as LCDR...
Years Served: 1953-1955
The friendship of shipmates still exists today at REUNIONS and thru E-mails. Hope to see you in Norfolk in 2009?
Years Served: 1963-1965
Joined the Putnam in Norfolk in '63 as a Fireman. Made MM3 and became the Water King sometime in '64. Left the ship and the Navy in June of '65.
Years Served: 1958-1962
see you all in Norfolk Sept. 17 thru 21